Lough Neagh

Sportif – Part of NI Cycling Festival

Cycling sportives are typically the cousin of a runner's marathon - they are long distance, mass participation road cycling events and are becoming very popular all over Ireland and in Great Britain.

New this year, Craigavon Watersports Centre in conjunction with Apollo Cycling Club are hosting the ABC Sportive on Sunday 19th June.

What is a Sportive
Cycling sportives are typically the cousin of a runner’s marathon – they are long distance, mass participation road cycling events and are becoming very popular all over Ireland and in Great Britain. They are not races, they simply allow cyclists to challenge themselves against the distance and the clock. Sportives are open to all levels of cyclist but ensure you choose an event or distance appropriate to your fitness and experience as some are not for the faint hearted!

The event takes cyclist through the old council area’s of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon (ABC) and in parts cycles a section cycled by the riders in the Gran Fondo Giro D’Italia. Choose from one of two routes, 60km or 100km and enjoy the meandering country side, pass the wild apple orchards of Armagh and note many historical building along your chosen route.

How to register:

Online Registration
Sunday 19th June Sportive 100km (16+) £20.00 per person (On the day registration – £25.00)
Sunday 19th June Sportive 60km (14+) £20.00 per person (On the day registration – £25.00)

You can enter online at www.craigavonactivity.org

On the day registration will take place at Craigavon Watersports Centre, opening times:
Sunday 19th June 100km (16+) 08:30 – 09:30hrs
Sunday 19th June 60km (14+) 08:30 – 09:30hrs

Can I enter by post?
Yes. You can enter by post. A downloadable entry form is available on the website or you can call 02838 342669 and we will post an entry form out to you.